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Old 04/27/2006, 01:37 PM   #10
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Originally posted by Atticus
Aren't you losing a ton of gph by dropping to the floor and coming back up the height of the tank? Every surge would use energy to push the standing water through the tube, not to mention the gravity factor. Keeping the surge tube above the water surface would decrease the fall a bit, but I would think the speed it picks up by not running against gravity and standing water would still allow for a stronger surge. Maybe I misunderstood the design.
I may be loosing surge, but I dropped to the floor to get the pvc over to the tank. The surge is over the sump and I didn't want to have a pvc line coming out of the closet to the tank when I get the room done. If I run the pvc in the ceiling, I'd overflow the 29. Most surges are on tanks where the pvc can be hidden, mines not.

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